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Parents' Guide to

Fairy Fencer F

By Mark Raby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

RPG has strong story but mature content and weak gameplay.

Game PlayStation 3 2014
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Despite Fairy Fencer F's ambitious storyline, the gameplay falls a bit short. To stand out in the turn-based strategy genre, a title needs to have play mechanics that get mixed up a bit, a wrench thrown into the story, or a variety of fun and unique side quests. But here, once players become fully invested in the story, it just goes through the paces. There aren't big, rewarding payoffs when players significantly level up their characters, and the areas for players to explore don't get increasingly diverse or interesting; they feel too similar to one another.

The saving grace is the story, which is incredibly smart and well written and constantly unfolds with new levels of intrigue. Whether you're uncovering the reasons behind the war between deities or finding the next magic weapon, the story helps draw you in and keeps you going from one section to the next. The characters are memorable, too, and their willingness to sacrifice for the greater good is noble. This adventure will satisfy players but ultimately leave them wishing for something more.

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